Experts in Varicose Vein Treatment on Long Island, NY
Treatment for Varicose Veins from a Talented Team
Island Vein Specialists understand that varicose veins are not only physically painful but can also be aesthetically embarrassing for many of our patients. When varicose veins are left untreated, they can worsen and lead to more severe complications, including venous leg ulcers and blood clots. Most of our ulcer patients notice them near the inside of their ankles or anywhere below their knees. You may not have even realized you had varicose veins until a venous leg ulcer occurs. If you have a painful wound on a swollen leg that is red, open, draining, and not healing, you may be dealing with a venous leg ulcer. Don’t wait until the pain becomes unbearable. Contact Island Vein Specialists today to request more info about our various varicose vein treatment options on Long Island, NY. Our vein surgeon, Dr. John Gallagher, has over 30 years of experience to ensure you receive the best possible patient care.
Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins: What’s the Difference?
Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins caused by your blood flowing in the wrong direction. When your blood flow is reversed, it pools inside the vein, putting pressure on the vein until it forces fluid out of it. This fluid in your legs is what causes the aches, cramps, itchiness, and leg fatigue commonly associated with varicose veins. If the pressure intensifies, blood may leak into your skin, causing it to turn a brownish-black color. Varicose veins are often a symptom of vein disease. Other varicose veins causes include heredity, gender, age, weight, pregnancy, and jobs requiring you to stand or sit for extended periods. Varicose veins are more common in women than men and are more common in older adults than younger adults. You may be wondering how varicose veins differ from spider veins. Spider veins tend to be smaller in size. While you usually find varicose veins in the legs, spider veins may also be found on other parts of your body, including your face or chest.
Steps You Can Take for Varicose Veins Prevention
Steps you can take for varicose veins prevention include watching your weight and exercising regularly. It’s recommended you alter your diet to high-fiber, low-salt consumption. If you’re a woman, you should refrain from wearing high heels and tight hosiery. Try to vary your position throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to get up and move around a little and remember to elevate your legs whenever possible.
How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins Through Treatment
You have many options when it comes to getting rid of painful varicose veins in your legs, including varicose veins surgery, an Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Laser Ablation, and the Venefit Procedure. Dr. John Gallagher is a Board-Certified General and Vascular Vein Surgeon who is well-versed in varicose veins treatment. He works with each patient to determine the best course of treatment to see optimal results. View our testimonials to see what former patients have said about his exceptional patient care or view our gallery to see amazing before-and-after results for yourself.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy Treatment for Varicose Veins
An Ambulatory Phlebectomy is one of the most common vein reduction surgeries available. This type of procedure removes unnecessary varicose veins through small incisions. In recent years, our varicose specialist, Dr. John Gallagher, has developed a new technique for performing Ambulatory Phlebectomy. By using acupuncture needles to stabilize a patient’s varicose veins, our vein surgeon has eliminated the need to make incisions to remove the veins for many of our patients. All veins can be removed through a small needle puncture, making the procedure virtually scar-free, as well as pain-free.
Endovenous Laser Ablation for Varicose Veins Removal
Dr. Gallagher has also extended his acupuncture approach to Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT). Endovenous Laser Ablation is a varicose vein treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This type of procedure is used specifically to treat deep varicose veins. Using an activated laser fiber to shut down the affected vein, EVLT has been shown to have a 98% success rate for treating varicose veins. At our vein treatment center on Long Island, our vein specialist has a tremendous amount of experience with this procedure and even trains other physicians in the region on how to utilize a laser approach to perform vein surgical procedures.
The Venefit Procedure Uses Radiofrequency Energy to Close Veins
The Venefit Procedure allows for quick, comfortable patient recovery and a return to everyday activities while also improving the appearance of varicose veins. It is the only minimally-invasive segmental radiofrequency ablation treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to provide an even and uniform heat to contract the collagen inside the vein’s walls, causing them to collapse and seal. Once a leg vein is closed, blood flow is redirected to healthy veins.
Schedule an Appointment at Island Vein Specialists Today
Contact our vein clinics in West Islip and Mineola, NY to learn more about how our vein surgeon can help with varicose vein treatment, including vein reduction and care, spider veins removal, and varicose veins surgery. Insurance companies cover many of our procedures, but we also offer financing through CareCredit® for patients concerned about varicose vein treatment costs. Call us today!
What Sets Us Apart?
- Board Certified
- Personalized Attention
- Over 30 Years of Experience
- General and Vascular Surgeon
- Revolutionary Technique Using Acupuncture Needles